If there was one question on our minds – especially mine – it was ‘What’s next for the Hyundai Veloster?’ After five years, the maker of the award-winning three-door coupe seemed on the fence about its future. Underwhelming sales and performance that failed to meet expectations, the model seemed ready to retire, after a short-lived career in the cutthroat segment.

After a long wait and some uncertainty, we finally have an answer and it seems like Hyundai hasn’t given up on the Veloster just yet. In fact, a second generation, camo-covered mule was spotted being tested on the road and Autoblog.com shared the goods.  If the prototype is any indications, the quirky three-door layout will remain unchanged. The silhouette however gains in muscle with a beefed up design, a thinner nose and higher roofline. Through the few openings in the camo wrap, we can see thinner headlights and taillights to match Hyundai’s most recent design signature, a even the new massive diamond-shaped grille.

Back in 2016, the RM 16 N concept gave us hope that the manufacturer would spike up their lineup with sportier options, something that’s been lacking since the Genesis Coupe was retired. This sighting opens up a new world of possibilities. Despite receiving a turbo version and even a tuned up Rally Edition, the Veloster has failed to deliver – it looks good but doesn’t have the personality to match. With this second generation, the maker has a chance to pick up the pace and who knows, maybe even go the mid-engine road.


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Sabrina Giacomini

Sabrina loves cars and hates writing bios, except she’s been told that she can’t get away with writing lazy introductions anymore. So here goes nothing: a long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away called Quebec, a girl was born, destined to love Mustangs, ride motorcycles and master the Force. A Bachelor in Art History and an essay on the positioning of the Morgan cars in the modern definition of the Arts and Crafts movement later, the girl-turned-woman is now thriving in the realms of automotive/motorcycling journalism and geekery of all genre, pretending to use the Force to open automatic doors and to know what she’s doing at the wheel of awesome cars. Sabrina also enjoys walks on the beach, pina coladas and endless sentences.

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